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Can J Urol. 2017 Aug;24(4):8934-8936.

Amyloidosis and acute hemorrhage of the kidney, ureter, and bladder.

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Department of Urology, Hahnemann University Hospital/Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.


Gross hematuria is a common occurrence in adults. The differential diagnosis is extensive, including: malignancy, trauma, inflammation of the urinary tract, and stones. While, urinary tract amyloidosis represents only a small percentage of causative gross hematuria, it is concerning because of its superficial resemblance to malignant processes. We report the case of an 82-year-old male with concurrent primary amyloidosis of the kidney, ureter and bladder in the setting of acute hemorrhage. Histopathological examination of several biopsied samples confirmed our diagnosis. A nephroureterectomy with bladder cuff was successfully performed without complication along with watchful waiting for the bladder amyloidosis.

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